I went back to Edinburgh for hogmanay this year and it was pretty excellent.
My last stop on the Danube: Passau, Germany. It's a tiny town which is notable for it's gothic and baroque architecture.
The sight I was most excited about: Melk Abbey. It's *very* baroque.
An austrian monastery established in 1114.
A gothic cathedral in Vienna. It's got a really good clock.
The Viennese treasury. Filled with ridiculous things: The Holy Roman Empire's Crown, one of the largest emeralds in the world, etc.
Unexpectedly fun city of the trip: Budapest.
An odd foray into Serbia: It's a weird city with sad history.
A stop in Romania to say I stopped in Romania. Went to see an oddity: a church built in the 1970s.
My last stop in Bulgaria before getting on a boat and heading down the Danube.
I am okay.
Greetings from Passau.
Day one on my trip down the danube: Sofia, Bulgaria. I walked around some of the popular sights, seeing orthodox cathedrals, Serdician ruins, and an actual yellow-brick road.
Greetings from wine (Wachau).
Greetings from Budapest.
Favourite things: when airport security decides to open sanitary napkins when searching luggage.